Kings of Texas : The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire

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Pub. Date: 2004-03-29
Publisher(s): WILEY
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Praise for KINGS OF TEXAS "Kings of Texas is a fresh and very welcome history of the great King Ranch. It's concise but thorough, crisply written, meticulous, and very readable. It should find a wide audience." -Larry McMurtry, author of Sin Killer and the Pulitzer Prize--winning Lonesome Dove "This book is about the King Ranch, but it is about much more than that. A compelling chronicle of war, peace, love, betrayal, birth, and death in the region where the Texas-Mexico border blurs in the haze of the Wild Horse Desert, it is also an intriguing detective story with links to the present-and a first-rate read." -H.W. Brands, author of The Age of Gold and the bestselling Pulitzer Prize finalist The First American

Author Biography

DON GRAHAM is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine and the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature at the University of Texas, Austin. He is also past president of the Texas Institute of Letters and the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Audie Murphy, No Name on the Bullet. Among Graham’s other works are Giant Country: Essays on Texas and Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande: A Texas Anthology.

Table of Contents

1. Manifest Destiny’s Children.
2. The Quartermaster’s Depot.
3. The Preacher and The Preacher’s Daughter.
4. Sea of Grass.
5. Grandma’s Cattle.
6. His Majesty King Cotton.
7. Ricardo King, Owner of the Hacienda Gertrudis.
8. A Second Alamo.
9. The Great Cattle King of Texas.
10. Cause No. 1279.
11. Quieted in the Possession of His Lands.
12. The Succession.
13. The Unquiet Past.
14. Chapman v. King Ranch, Inc.

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